1 of only 254 bottles from cask no. 1786
Yellow-gold with pale green lights, this has been drawn from a refill U.S. oak hogshead. Surprisingly low beading. Ozone and carbolic to the fore on the nose, with greengage tart behind (slightly tart fruit and pastry). In time maritime notes dominate – seaweed, rock pools, salty breeze and distant beach-bonfires. At full strength the taste is sweet, salty and smoky; fresh and clean, with bitter chocolate and lingering smoke in the finish. Water continues to develop the maritime theme – rotting seaweed, minerals and bath salts – but doesn’t add too much. The sweetness in the taste is enhanced, the saltiness reduced slightly; lively and peppery as you swallow. Medium length finish, but the flavour lingers long.